Gersh, Vince, and state Sen. Daniel Squadron jump into a discussion about the soon-to-go-away Brooklyn Bridge Park pop-up pool

This week on Brooklyn Paper Radio, state Sen. Daniel Squadron joined Vince and Gersh to discuss the breaking story about plans to keep afloat Brooklyn Bridge Park’s beloved “pop-up” pool, which is used by thousands of Brooklynites every summer.

According to Squadron, four out of five people who use the pool — which has stunning views of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline — come from outside the surrounding neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, making it the type of amenity that should remain in the mostly privately funded public park.

But the plan for the pool, brokered by Squadron and then-Assemblywoman Joan Millman five years ago, has reached its sunset, and park bigwigs say there is no money to bring it back.

That brought Squadron down to the park with Borough President Adams and Councilman Steven Levin in tow early Thursday morning, when the three pleaded with park officials — and pledged money — to bring it back.

Gersh and Vince were also joined by reporter Lauren Gill who, as usual, asked Squadron the tough questions.

All in all it made for scintillating radio (or podcast), so take a listen and judge for yourself.

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On the air: State Sen. Daniel Squadron joined Vince and Gersh on Brooklyn Paper Radio.
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